The Police in Kano has arrested two suspects for allegedly stealing the sum of Five Hundred Thousand Naira (N500,000:00) belonging to one Islamiyya School proprietor.
The Command Spokesperson, SP Abdullahi Haruna Kiyawa in a statement made available to newsmen in Kano, Monday, said on 21 April 2022 at about 1100hrs, a distress call was received from a resident of Ja’in Quarters, Kano Municipal LGA that on the same date at about 1000hrs, he withdrew the sum of Five Hundred Thousand Naira (N500,000:00) from UBA located at Sharada Quarters Kano with intent to pay the salaries of Islamiya School Teachers.
The statement further explained that he kept the money inside his Motorcycle. On his way to layin Ganduje Sharada, he entered a nearby shop to buy some goods. When he came out, he discovered that the money was removed.
He immediately raised an alarm and contacted the police through the Command’s emergency number (08032419754).
According to the statement, on receipt of the report, the Commissioner of Police, Kano State Command, CP Sama’ila Shu’aibu Dikko, fsi raised and instructed a team of Operation Puff Adder led by SP Abdulrahim Adamu, Divisional Police Officer Sharada Division to arrest the culprits.
“The team immediately swung into action. With sustained follow-up coupled with efforts of the members of the Sharada community, the thieves were trapped and arrested, one Clement Amos, 25 years old, of Dakata Quarters Kano, and Isyaku Hassan, 25 years old, of Dorayi Quarters Kano.
“On preliminary investigation, the suspects confessed that they operate as a syndicate, they went to UBA Sharada Quarters and monitor those withdrawing money from the Bank.
“Having realized that the man withdrew a huge amount of money and put it inside his motorcycle, they trailed him with their Motorcycle.
“When he stopped to buy goods from a nearby shop, they removed the money from the motorcycle and zoomed up on their motorcycle where they were trailed and arrested,” the statement added.
The CP had directed that case be transferred to the Command’s Criminal Investigation Department for discreet investigation, after which the suspects will be charged to court for prosecution.
He reiterates that criminals will have no hiding place in Kano State. They are advised to either repent or leave the State completely.
CP Dikko urged residents to continue to pray for the State, and the Nation, especially in this holy month of Ramadan, report incidences to the nearest Police Station, and not take laws into their hands.
He reassured that rigorous patrol, raids of criminal hideouts, and black spots will continue throughout the State, as the command will sustain the ongoing “Operation Puff Adder” that is yielding the required results.
NOTE: In case of emergencies, the Command can be contacted via; 08032419754, 08123821575, 08076091271, 09029292926, or log into the “NPF Rescue Me” Application available on the Play Store.